A New Flag for Australia

AU Republic acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Australia is moving toward changing its system of government from a constitutional monarchy to a republic.
As a republic we will require a flag which expresses our own unique identity.
The AU Republic flag design series showcases possible design alternatives for a new Australian flag.

Flag designs retain the traditional blue background and white star elements representing our colonial past and current (non-indigenous) national identity.

The 'defaced' British Ensign (Union Jack) has been removed.

Design elements have been added to acknowledge and give due respect to the Traditional Owners of this continent. The continent in which we all now live and work together.

Theme designs notes
  1. Blue background and white star elements – A link to Australia’s colonial past and current non-indigenous identity
  2. Blue background and horizontal bands – A symbol of our island continent girt by sea.
  3. Green and Gold –  Australia’s official national colours
  4. Aboriginal flag colours or design elements –  Giving due recognition and respect to Traditional Owners of Country

Do you think Australia should have a new flag?
32 votes
My flag designs are not intended to represent (or unite) all Australians.

It is my intention that these flag designs should represent those Australians who believe that as a nation we can be better, that we can lead the way in creating a more progressive society that will continue to champion the ideals of freedom, fairness, justice and tolerance.

My designs are NOT intended to represent the racists, the xenophobes, the bigots and all those that push the politics of hate and division. My designs do not represent those that believe that our only relevant history is our white colonial history (as shameful as that is) or that Aboriginal Australians should ‘just get over it’. Neither does it represent those that believe that we can never change our flag simply because it was the national flag during times in which our country was involved in past armed conflict.

Michael Alexander

Most Recent Design

Design 20

Design Notes: Red, white and blue bands from the Union Jack – Fed Star from the current flag – Yellow sun from the Aboriginal flag – Wattle frond from the Australian Coat of Arms – Black and red bands from the Aboriginal flag.

Design Series Poll

The Design Series page displays a selection of our archived flag designs. Site visitors have the opportunity to vote for designs they consider have merit . Visitor participation in the poll will give us a better idea of which designs have popular appeal (if any).